BMW is immersed in the entire development and fine-tuning process of the next renewal of the X5, one of its most popular SUVs on the entire planet.
The range of BMW SUV-type vehicles does not stop bringing news in the current automotive scene. Over the last few months and weeks, the German brand has monopolized the news flashes with the launch of the new iX and iX3 and soon it will have a leading role with the also announced X3, X4, and XM Concept. All these models will be joined in 2023 by a more than interesting update of the X5, one of its most popular SUV vehicles in the world.
The X5 that is currently being marketed was presented in the fall of 2018 and throughout 2023 the German firm will release a most interesting update, approximately a few months before the launch of the next Series 5, according to unofficial information that autospias.com has had access to during the last few hours.
Specifically, the fourth generation of the BMW X5 SUV (with internal numbering code G05) will debut a renewal in spring 2023. Numerous prototypes with the corresponding “camouflage suit” on the body have already been sighted on the roads and in the vicinity of the test centers that BMW has throughout the Teutonic country.
From the point of view of its exterior design, the expected changes will be rather slight. Among them, they will highlight some headlights with slightly thinner shapes than the current ones, while the front grille could have some illuminated contours. The front and rear bumpers will also receive a light cargo wash and behind them, camouflaged and almost “hidden”, new sensors and radars that capture all the information related to the corresponding safety and driving assistance systems.
Within this next aesthetic renewal of the X5 2023, it is also expected that new colors will be incorporated into the bodywork, new designs for the alloy wheels, and new materials for the fabrics of the interior upholstery.
Onboard, the 2023 BMW X5 will benefit from the latest generation of the iDrive multimedia infotainment system (iDrive 8) and the latest and most advanced safety and driving aid systems.
Under the hood, the engine range will also evolve slightly. Still, without official confirmation, it is expected that the engineers will make various improvements to optimize the in-line six-cylinder petrol and diesel blocks, as well as the powerful V8 of the M50i and X5 M, which will adopt the 48-volt mild hybrid system. On the other hand, slight technical changes are also expected for the X5 xDrive 45e plug-in hybrid version, whose total maximum power should remain at 394 hp. It must be remembered that this plug-in hybrid version of the German SUV homologates a range of up to 87 km in purely electric driving mode (according to the WLTP cycle).